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  1. Hi Andy, Unfortunately I did not win the auction L I would guess the photo was taken around 1919-1921. I have read somewhere that the award rolls for Reuss were destroyed during WW2, so identification might prove difficult. For the record, the 2 recipients O’Connor listed were Oblt Hans Berr and Lt Lothar Frhr von Hausen. It was mentioned on another site that a man named Artur Oertel (1888-1937) may have received this award, but it is not shown on his Kriegsstammrolle. Best Regards, Matt.
  2. Here's something of a rarity - a soldier wearing the retired pilot's badge and the Kriegsverdienstkreuz from Reuß. I understand that O'Connor only found two airmen who received this award, but they were both killed during the war...
  3. Great bar! Do you know who it belonged to? I saw this document for a pilot named Lt Rudolf Stark. Under the list of awards (top-right) I think it says 'Hausord v Hohenzollern' with the date 29 Oct 1918...
  4. Hi Stogieman, I was trying to identify the medals of this LW Major, when I suddenly recognised the fellow on the right! Unfortunately no names are given...
  5. Hi all, About the last photo I posted (with the Hohenzollern): can anyone confirm what awards are on his ribbon bar? Any chance of identifying this man perhaps? Thanks
  6. Ok here is another one. The Hohenzollern is nice too! Note that he doesn't have the wound badge yet...
  7. Hi all, You guys are fantastic! No wonder I didn't find it when searching online Kind Regards, Matt.
  8. Hi all, Can anyone identify the breast star that this Luftwaffe Major is wearing? I have searched online but couldn't find it... Thanks a lot, Matt.
  9. Hi Dave & Graham, Thanks for your replies and the additional photos. Unfortunately I'm not very good at reading the shoulder boards, but I have inverted the colour which might help a bit? Looks like I got the other award completely wrong! Here is another photo
  10. Now that the auction is over, here is another nice photo of this award being worn. He is also wearing the Hohenzollern and possibly the Hamburg Hanseatic Cross. There can't be too many men with this combo, it's just a shame that his name was not on the back of the photo....
  11. Is that the Hanseatic trio just before the Hindenburg cross? If so, there was a list on this forum somewhere - it might help to identify the owner ?
  12. Hi all, The attached photo was sold on ebay recently. I believe it is the same man. Does anyone know what the award is above the Johanniter? Close up
  13. Hi All, I thought I'd share these nice photos which were sold on ebay recently. Does anyone know who the Bavarian officer is? The other fellow might be Kai Meyn….?
  14. Hi All, Thanks for your replies. I assume that Hamburg was the region where he enlisted then? I will be grateful to anyone who can verify the name or unit of the Hohenzollern recipient Kind Regards, Matt.
  15. Hello all, I am looking for the first name and any additional information on a WW1 pilot named Droth. He was with Flieger-Abteilung 33 from at least October 1917 (as a Vizefeldwebel) to at least July 1918, by which time he had been commissioned. There was a Lt dR Droth who was awarded the Hausorden von Hohenzollern in 1918 and it might be the same man. Thanks a lot, Matt.
  16. Hi Glenn, Thanks a lot. His (Erich Poser's) medals and some paper documents were sold a while ago - unfortunately the seller only showed part of his Kriegsstammrolle. It didn't show his WW1 postings and although the auction house contacted the buyer on my behalf, I never received any reply sadly....
  17. Hi Bummel, This website has an interesting picture of his 'soldbuch' and medals. You might want to ask them if they can confirm or deny whether he had any additional awards.... https://stadt-sulzbach.de/index.php/unsere-stadt/rathaus/pressenews/item/2065-gedenkstein-fuer-flieger-otto-brauneck Best of luck
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